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Thoronet Abbey
D 79, 83440 Le Thoronet Route Planner
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Opening hours

Apr‑Sep: 10am‑6.30pm; rest of year: 10am‑1pm, 2pm‑5pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 1 and 11 Nov, 25 Dec

Description

Thoronet Abbey is located among oak trees in a wild and remote site between a river and a spring that fits right in with the austere rule of St. Benoît. The abbey affords a moment of serenity to those who come for a visit. It is the oldest of the three Cistercian abbeys in Provence (the other two are Sénanque and Silvacane). The beauty of the church and cloister and the imposing, perfectly preserved conventual buildings from the 12C make this one of the architectural gems of the Cistercian order.

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  • 3.11 km - 57 rue Claudius-Camail, 83340 LE-THORONET
  • From €30 to €70
    MICHELIN 2020
    7.46 km - 1000 route de Saint-Antonin, 83510 Lorgues
  • From €55 to €165
    MICHELIN 2020
    9.18 km - Chemin des Imberts, route de Salernes, 83510 Lorgues